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Sally Kern thinks black people are lazy and don’t like school…

Well, Oklahoma’s most insane and embarrassing politician is at it again. This time, instead of saying ridiculous things like homosexuals are a bigger threat to our nation than terrorists, Sally Kern is talking about race, affirmative action and how the black kids are much lazier than (and not as ambitious as) the good little white kids she taught as an elementary school teacher.

From the Tulsa World:

The Oklahoma House of Representatives has approved a proposed constitutional amendment that would eliminate Affirmative Action in state government.

The proposed amendment passed by a vote of 59-14 Wednesday evening, with 28 members absent or not voting. It had already passed the Senate and will go to a vote of the people next year…

Rep. Sally Kern, R-Oklahoma City, said minorities earn less than white people because they don’t work as hard and have less initiative.

“We have a high percentage of blacks in prison, and that’s tragic, but are they in prison just because they are black or because they don’t want to study as hard in school? I’ve taught school, and I saw a lot of people of color who didn’t study hard because they said the government would take care of them.”

Kern said women earn less than men because “they tend to spend more time at home with their families.”

Yeah. I remember when I was a kid and the teacher would ask the class what we wanted to be when we grew up. All the white kids would shout out occupations like doctor, policeman and firefighter. The black kids would just say that they didn’t care because they wanted the government to care of them. They said this, of course, because as 7-year-old black children they not only lacked ambition and were lazy, but because they also understood federal policy on welfare, taxation and other socioeconomic issues.

Seriously, what a racist, bigoted bitch. Sally Kern is more embarrassing to our state than the dust bowl. She is the genital herpes of Oklahoma. She hides underneath bridges and eats the trolls that eat the billy goats.

That being said, her ignorant comments did accomplish one thing. They basically proved why affirmative action is still a pretty good idea.

You see, affirmative action is designed to make sure that women and minorities get a fair chance in a society that’s long been dominated by white men who own land and wackos like Sally Kern. And what affirmative action laws help guarantee is that employers, schools, and government programs do give minorities and women that fair chance.

About six months ago, I set through a presentation on affirmative action training at a management meeting with my old employer. I’m not a PHR, but this is how I gathered it worked.  It was a bit different from what I thought it would be.

Basically, the demographics of a company’s workforce should correspond to the demographics of your region’s available workforce. Let’s say that data shows that the available workforce for a customer service position in a large call center in Oklahoma City is 70% female and 30% minority. Therefore, a call center in Oklahoma City should employ a similar demographic of people. But let’s say 80% of the call center’s employees are white men in their 40s. Well, that means there may be something wrong with hiring practices of that company, and that’s usually when the evil US government may intervene to find out why.

Based on that example, affirmative action doesn’t seem like that outlandish or bad of program. It basically makes sure that employers don’t discriminate. But for some reason, Chamber of Commerce and Tea Party Republicans alike both hate it. Chamber of Commerce people say that it results in reverse racism and poor hiring practices, while the tea baggers cry government interference in one of their areas where government interference is not acceptable.

But when they cry that conservative rhetoric, just go back to this quote by Ms. Kern:

“We have a high percentage of blacks in prison, and that’s tragic, but are they in prison just because they are black or because they don’t want to study as hard in school? I’ve taught school, and I saw a lot of people of color who didn’t study hard because they said the government would take care of them.”

Unfortunately, there are a lot of people out there in the world who share Sally Kern’s racism screwed up logic and ideology. The associate being poor and uneducated with being black and lazy.  They think that the way you grow up and who you become is more predicated on the color of your skin than it is your culture, economic upbringing, parental involvement, etc.

Seriously, just imagine being an African-American and interviewing for a job with Sally Kern. She already has a preconceived notion in her mind that you are lazy and don’t work hard because you’re black. Hell, imagine if you were gay, too. She’s then think you’re a lazy terrorist. Good luck getting that job!

Anyway, I could write on and on about this, but I’ll end it with this point.  Affirmative action laws are specifically designed to protect minorities and women from the Sally Kerns and other discriminatory bigots of the world. It’s no surprise she would want a program like that to end.

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  1. Wow. I’m not sure I agree with Affirmative Action, but Sally Kern’s viewpoints don’t help my case. She really needs to be the voice of something else,… somewhere else.

  2. Here I am having a pretty good Thursday, and then, out of nowhere it’s that hideous Kern person. (I started to say woman but didn’t want to insult all the other Oklahoma women by including her). YUCK, really harshed my buzz.

    What kind of people are you folks that keep electing this, this, thing? Good lord, get some sort of decency!

  3. Maybe Kern can share her personal insights on financial success with those lazy black people:
    1. Marry preacher
    2. Get cushy government job
    3. Pick on minorities
    4. Profit.

    • Wait, so what you’re saying is all along that “3. ???” has been “Pick on minorities”?! Wow…I think you just found the keys to the kingdom, my friend…

  4. To think, her district had the chance to elect a woman with the brains and former genitals of a man and chose a “real” lazy stupid woman. Maybe next election :(

  5. I just can’t put into words how much of a piece of trash Kern is. What kind of garbage hate and misery Kern must think about 24 hours a day. Every word that comes out of her mouth is like a taco fart.

  6. Wow! This was a well thought out quote that she knew would probably be in the media. Imagine what she thinks about that doesn’t escape her lips.

  7. She apologized. Regardless of how inappropriate her comments may have been, at least she has the tact to say sorry. Rep. Kern is leading a necessary and effective fight against creeping Islamism and corruption of moral values in Oklahoma, and even if the messanger is flawed, the message isn’t. Keep fighting the good fight!

    • Is this sarcasm? Satire? I mean, what the hell are you talking about with that “creeping islamism” BS? What part of that message isn’t flawed? And when has Kern ever stood up for actual moral values anyways?

      • If you want to ignore the existential threat that Islamism and Sharia law pose to America and our way of life, there’s not really anything that I can do to convince you otherwise. The evidence is clear and has not been refuted with any kind of coherence. My dog in this fight is only the message, don’t shoot the messenger. Yes, Sally Kern is not my ideal representative. Yes, she made a statement that could be construed by some as offensive. However, that is no reason to dismiss her politics out of hand. At least she is taking the issues that I and millions of other Americans, not to mention tens of thousands of fellow Oklahomans, take very seriously. The advantage of having someone like Representative Kern put forth anti-Islamist legislation is that she is unburdened by baggage like that which Fallin, or worse, a Democrat would have. Mary Fallin is known to have accepted campaign contributions from Muslims and alleged Islamists and even hired them to work for her campaign. The true conservative cause understands what it wants and who it is looking for, and we are not dissuaded by the occasional slip up. Feel free to take this explanation any way you want, but if you want to understand why we are forgiving of Representative Kern, don’t be so trigger happy. Is this typical behavior for the extreme left?

        • What do you mean by “our way of life”? You mean Christian way of life? You ever heard of freedom of religion? You sound like a low IQ idiot average Oklahoman and most likely racist prick. What is it about this state that breeds these fools like cockroaches?

        • I think you used the word “existential” when you really meant “imaginary.” Islam and Sharia Law a threat to America? Since when? I think the first amendment provides all the protection america needs against imaginary threats like that.

        • “The evidence is clear and has not been refuted with any kind of coherence” – OK, now I know you’re just yanking our chains. Very funny, pal.

    • If “creeping Islamism” was an actual issue and not a christo-facist fear mongering tactic, what do lazy black people have to do with it?

  8. Excellent last paragraph. Her own words show exactly why affirmative action is needed and works.

  9. Olivet Baptist Church (where her hubby separates the sheep from their cash) looks more and more like Westboro Baptist’s southern campus.

    We’ll know for sure when she starts protesting at the funerals of all those lazy woman and/or Black soldiers dying in Iraq and Afghanistan.

  10. The intent of affirmative action is to ensure equal opportunity for jobs and end discrimination based on race, gender, and national origin.  It is not to ensure “30 percent of an organization is black at all times”.  If anyone did some actual research on the matter they would see the intent of affirmative action wasn’t to create an atmosphere of discrimination against whites.  In fact, white or Caucasian is a race, and thus must be protected as well.  It’s people’s INTERPRETATIONS of that law that have come under fire.

    For example, see the case at the University of Michigan (Gratz v. Bollinger (2003)).  They had “slots” specifically set for minorities to ensure x percent of the school is minority.  That’s called a quota system and was ruled unconstitutional.  This case was similar to one in Regents of the University of California v. Bakke (1978).  So, the thought that something sinister is going on is bogus since it eventually sees the light of day AND is ruled on correctly as illegal.

    That being said, race CAN be used as a factor in education as long as it is tailored and not in a sense that reflects the decisions of Michigan and California.  OSU has multicultural programs that tailor to everyone, for example.

    Don’t get me started on “reverse” racism.  There is NO SUCH THING.  Racism is racism.  That is all.  Webster’s defines racism as:  ”a belief that race is the primary determinant of human traits and capacities and that racial differences produce an inherent superiority of a particular race.”  Note there’s no reference to a particular ethnic group in that definition.   Whether I, an African American, is discriminating against a White person or the opposite happens, it’s RACISM.  The concept of a “reverse” racism is distasteful and abhorrent.

    Sally Kern’s comments are ignorant, misguided, and sad to hear from an elected official (or from anyone).  I’ve always been a proud Oklahoman and will continue to be, but it’s very troubling to hear someone like that in the venerable halls of the State Capitol saying things like that.

    See the history of the US government’s use if affirmative action here:  http://www.dol.gov/dol/topic/hiring/affirmativeact.htm

    Love your blog, btw.

    These are personal comments and not the opinion of my employer.

  11. One last thing. I left out a few criteria in an equal opportunit, or affirmative action program. The criteria for affirmative action is: race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or status as a Vietnam era or special disabled veteran.

    “Affirmative action is necessary to prevent discrimination and to address stereotypical thinking and biases that still impede employment opportunity.”

    Source: US Department of Labor

  12. What is Sally Kern’s “message”? To hate those that are different? With her statement, I’d bet that she didn’t put as much effort into teaching her minority students as she did her white Christian ones. Maybe that was the time she was thinking of her marriage and family.

  13. Racism sucks, but so does affirmative action.

    We are told not to judge someone by the color of their skin, rather by the conduct of their character.

    But, when jobs are to be filled, we have to disregard that sage advice and hire applicants based on skin color to satisfy an arbitrary mandate.

    So which is is? You can’t have it both ways.
    This is why affirmative action is a detriment to people of color.

  14. The best part is that Kerndog apologized, saying “women are some of the hardest workers in the world”…
    And for blacks, she offers- “We run a church over near where most of ya’ll live”. Kind of like, I meant what I said, I just shouldn’t have said it.

    The sad thing, even if you achieve some level of success, like say POTUS, there still will be some punk trust fund baby demanding to see your birth certificate and academic records.

  15. i’ve seen able-bodied white males avoid working just as i’ve seen able-bodied non-white males avoid working. regardless of skin/gender, everybody wants a hand-out.

    in the last ten years or so, i’ve had several able-bodied, college-educated and non-college educated black males and females tell me that affirmative action is demeaning to them. they like being selected for jobs, auto loans, home loans, etc. based on their education, character, physical & mental abilities, and experience rather than a superficial trait such as their skin color.

    they’ve found affirmative action to be insulting.

  16. If women are so busy focusing on their families…all I can say to you, Sally Kern, is “bitch, make me a sammich!”

  17. Here’s the scariest part about this story. She feels comfortable in saying these things amongst her cohorts. We the people, are getting railroaded down there at the State Capitol. You will only see its effects the day your particular right is violated and when you seek redress you’ll have discovered that this group of wackos legislated it away in 2011.

  18. If I were out at a party and one of my “friends” said something like this, I would bitchslap them down, and put as much distance between myself and them as is humanly possible.

    Yet, the other Republican state legislators, senators, and even our governor can’t just say, “Sally, you hateful old hag, you’re nuts. Go home.”

    Says even more about THEM than it does about HER.

  19. And that’s the point, it does say “even more about THEM that it does about HER.” She’s simply too ignorant to avoid saying publicly what they are thinking and whispering about privately. All of 2011 has been a roll-back and beyond of the rights of tort victims, police-unions, fire-unions, teachers-unions, and woman, etc, etc. etc. Why? Because they are out to dismantle and destroy the Democratic party. Then they intend merely to split their Republican party between the conservative and the ultra-conservative. Democrats in this state are dead already, they just haven’t been buried yet.

  20. More “love” from Sieg Heil Sally the Honey of the High Noon Club. If she has such reactionary views what’s she doing with a man’s job?

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